legion dhonneur (fr)

The Legion of Honour (French: Légion d'honneur) is the highest French order of merit, both military and civil. Established in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte, it has been retained by all later French governments and régimes.

The order's motto is Honneur et Patrie ("Honour and Fatherland"), and its seat is the Palais de la Légion d'Honneur next to the Musée d'Orsay, on the left bank of the Seine in Paris.

The order is divided into five degrees of increasing distinction: Chevalier (Knight), Officier (Officer), Commandeur (Commander), Grand officier (Grand Officer), and Grand-croix (Grand Cross).
  1. SOE Antelme, Joseph Antoine France

    SURNAME Antelme FORENAME Joseph Antoine France UNIT F Section SOE RANK Captain + Major NUMBER 239255 AWARD Officer of the Order of the British Empire,Chevalier de la Legion dHonneur (Fr),Croix de Guerre avec Palme (Fr) PLACE France 1943-44 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION died - see...
  2. SOE Agazarian, Jack Charles Stanmore

    SURNAME Agazarian FORENAME Jack Charles Stanmore UNIT F Section SOE RANK Flight Lieutenant NUMBER 71106 AWARD Mention in Despatches,Legion dHonneur (Fr),Croix de Guerre avec Palme (Fr) PLACE France 1942-43 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION died - see Roll of Honour
  3. NORWAY Tronstad, Leif Hans Larsen (Professor)

    SURNAME Tronstad FORENAME Leif Hans Larsen (Professor) UNIT SN Section SOE RANK Captain + Major NUMBER AWARD Officer of the Order of the British Empire (GB),Medal of Freedom with bronze palm (US) PLACE Norway 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Scientist and former Manager of...
  4. SAS Baring, Esmond Charles

    SURNAME Baring FORENAME Esmond Charles UNIT HQ SAS Brigade (Brigade Major and GSO 1) RANK Major (T/Lieutenant Colonel) NUMBER 92679 AWARD Officer of the Order of the British Empire (etc) PLACE NW Europe 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit 4th County of London Yeomanry...
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